MeriTalk: As OPM Finishes Cloud ‘Sprint,’ CIO Says to Toss the On-Prem Rulebook

“Guy Cavallo, who took over as OPM’s Acting CIO in March after several years as Deputy CIO at the Small Business Administration (SBA), has long been a strong proponent of cloud service adoption by Federal agencies.  Earlier this year, he pledged to build on digital transformation efforts at OPM with a focus on transitioning to the cloud and delivery of enterprise IT services.

‘We are finishing up a 90-day sprint at OPM … and we are going to keep those rolling,’ Cavallo said today…”

“Cavallo emphasized that “you don’t need an army to move to the cloud, you need a handful of dedicated and experienced people” which may include agency staff and contractors. At OPM, he has employed five teams over the 90-day sprint, each focused on:

  • Business service management;
  • Platform engineering and architecture;
  • Development operations;
  • Cloud migration; and
  • Cloud operations…”

“Cavallo called the cybersecurity executive order ‘one of the most important orders we have had in a long time,’ and the push for better security architectures and cloud adoption “exactly what I think we need.” While the government has been moving in those directions on its own, ‘we have been doing this piecemeal,’ he said, adding that the order represents a ‘more specific roadmap to do it.’…” Read the full article here.

Source: As OPM Finishes Cloud ‘Sprint,’ CIO Says to Toss the On-Prem Rulebook – By John Curran, July 15, 2021. MeriTalk.


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